Hello Peeps.....I have been super duper busy getting ready for the holiday. Everything is Merry and Bright.....and very very COLD! I have been trying my best to keep up with all of lifes daily chores. Seems like Painting has been stealing me away from some of them, but I am going with the creation flow and I have been Painting my little heart out...
Here is my latest..... Life is Beautiful. Because it truly is when you take the time to stop and appreciate all the goodness even when you seem surrounded by badness. Dig deep and you will find the colors of Life and all it's beauty. Stop and take a moment to treasure that Beauty and appreciate what you have.
Congratulations to my Giveaway Winner!!! Shelly!!! I hope you love the print when it arrives. I will be sending it out this week sometime! Thanks to all who entered! I am so thankful for all of you...and all my readers!
This weekend was busy for sure....Lots of snow and wind in our area....Two of my shows got cancelled, but it allowed me to get a lot done around the house....and RELAX a bit to!
The painting above was just me playing around with some new paper that Mystele sent me and some new paints that I bought. I used Mystele's technique of painting on a piece of cardboard scrap! I Love how this turned out and can't wait to make more. This painting will be going into a little book that I am creating for myself...and is part of a new found Love for Playing with Art....enjoying the process and creating something everyday, even if it is really small. The painting here only measures about 6"t x 3.25" wide.
Today, I have the Christmas Music on...and I am wrapping all the presents trying to keep it all straight and make sure we have even stevens on the package #....cuz when your 6 and 9 you notice this stuff!
I am hoping to have another giveaway by the end of the week. Last one before Christmas! Be on the Look Out...Maybe Candles this time??!!
I'm Giving Away an 8x10 Print of this Painting I just finished!!
Simply, leave me a comment about Your Favorite Christmas Tradition!! Leave your email or blog address and your name so I know how to contact you if you win!
I just started a new one with my children, thanks to some inspiration from my friend Joee. The kid and I made Santas using Styrofoam and Clay....THese will be the first in my collection, but we are making it a yearly tradition!!
Leave your Comment!!! The Winner will be Announced on Monday Morning!!! Thanks for Playing!!
A new day and a frest start. I thank God for new daily beginnings everday.
I can't believe it is December 1st. This year has flown by! For me it has been filled with so much Goodness, and yet a lot of Inner Struggle. I am so grateful for all the Goodness and I am dealing with the Inner Struggle. I am learning that Moving forward and not dwelling on the Guilt is what I must do. The guilt is killing me. I have come to realize that I am never going to be Perfect and that nothing in my life will be. My Type A personality doesn't like to hear these words, but I am tired of being my own worst critic. I am learning so much about myself and coming to terms with my feelings. I have learned that Kindness is a strength despite the fact that I have always looked at being kind as a fault....I have often said that "Nice Guys Finish Last". My new motto is that Kindness is a Strength and I know that I am a Kind Genuine Person. I believe that Love makes the world go round and for me giving love and light to people comes naturally. Instead of feeling like I don't often get kindness from people in return, I am letting go of those expectations. I am who I am . From here forward I am going to use my strength to help others with no expectation in return. Because ultimately my soul is happiest when I am helping another person on any level.
As for my Art, I might never make it "big". I might never be one of the lucky ones that is able to put something up for sale and sell it in minutes. But you know what? I LOVE creating. It is in the deepest most inner parts of my soul. It is who I am and to stop doing it would make a part of me die. So I will continue to create with a whole new view. Instead of "working" on my Art, I am going to Play! It is my very own special gift that I can use to escape the stresses of everyday life. I will use it for just that...an escape. If something more comes of it, then I will feel blessed, but I will no longer allow something I LOVE so much make me feel so upset. God has plans for my life and so far I am beyond Blessed with what he has given me.
Please visit TDIPT this December 1st for an amazing variety of beautiful Art. My offering is the adorable Bald Angel. She is about 8 inches tall. Perfect size for a larger ornament or to tuck on your favorite shelf. She is $45 with FREE shipping. Contact me if you are interested. email@example.com
May this season be Merry and Bright for you! Thank You so much for your support and your kind words on my blog! I am so grateful for each and every person that stops in to read about me.